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GOGL to Buy Capesize Duo, Terminate Waiver Restrictions

first_imgNorway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has reached and agreement to purchase two modern Capesize vessels from affiliates of Hemen Holding Limited.The ships would be bought from the company, indirectely controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen, at a price of USD 43 million per unit.“We are pleased to be in the position to acquire high quality, modern Capesize vessels that are expected to generate free cash flow immediately upon delivery. This transaction is consistent with our strategy of focusing our commercial efforts on the vessel segments that we believe will provide the greatest leverage to a recovery in the dry bulk shipping market,” Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, CEO of Golden Ocean Management AS, said.As settlement of the purchase price for the ships, Golden Ocean will enter into a non-amortizing seller’s credit loan with an affiliate of Hemen for 50% of the purchase price, which bears interest at LIBOR + 3.00% per annum and matures three years after delivery of the vessels.GOGL informed that the remaining part of the purchase price will be settled on delivery of the vessels with an estimated USD 9 million of cash and an estimated USD 34 million of newly-issued common shares of the company at a per-share price equal to the offer price in an expected equity offering.The Capesizes are expected to be delivered within four months of the date hereof, Golden Ocean said, adding that the completion of the transaction is subject to completion of an equity offering and entry into the seller’s credit loan.Once the acquisition and expected equity offering is finalized, Hemen, together with certain of its affiliates, will maintain its current ownership percentage of around 34.2% of GOGL’s issued and outstanding common shares.Furthermore, as Golden Ocean’s financial position has been enhanced over the past 12 months, the company intends to terminate the covenant waivers related to its recourse debt upon completion of the expected equity offering, Ringstad Vartdal informed.“This will reinstate the normal covenants, which the company is now in compliance with, and remove the company’s restrictions on new acquisitions, new debt and dividend payments. The waiver structure in the non-recourse debt related to the transactions announced in March 2017 will remain,” Ringstad Vartdal said.last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Omeruo, Awaziem axed from training as club chief tests positive

first_img It is said by the club that no member of the first-team squad or indeed the coaching staff have been in contact with Ortega recently, but nonetheless the training has been called off as a precautionary measure. Nigeria’s duo of Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo have been suspended from training at Leganes  after their general manager Martin Ortega tested positive for coronavirus. Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo The Madrid-based club confirmed the news with a statement on Friday morning, stating that all those who had come into contact with Ortega have now been quarantined with control measures in place. Loading… Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Football braced for financial impact from coronavirus outbreak Ortega is set to be discharged from hospital this morning, he is in good condition and will go home to carry out the appropriate isolation. It is the first confirmed case of coronavirus in relation to a Spanish football club , although Real Madrid have confirmed their club and its staff are in quarantine after one of their basketball players tested positive for the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

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3-Way Middle School Golf Results

first_imgThe St Louis Golf Team travelled to Brookville Thursday night to face off against Franklin County and Batesville in a golf match. St Louis did well to come in second place, just edging out Franklin County by 1 stroke.Evan Volgelsang led the way for the Cardinals with a 45, followed by Brandon Simmermeyer with a 48, Jacob Deutsch with a 56, Zeb Streator with a 59, Aaron Weber, Abe Streator, and Brendon Imel with 63s, and Cayden Pohlman with a 65.Next up for the Cardinals is the Batesville Middle School tournament this Saturday at Cricket Ridge.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.The Batesville Middle School golf team had a very successful match with Franklin County and St. Louis after finally having a match that wasn’t cancelled due to rain.  The team was ecstatic with their overall win with a low score of 177 over St. Louis 208 and Franklin County at 209.Batesville’s Drew Wagner was the medalist with a career low of 41, with Joe Cerniglia one stroke behind at 42. Also for The Bulldogs, Brett Wagner at 44, Austin Pohlman at 50, and Kyler Daulton at 53 were all personal bests. Chase Cummings carded a solid 48 followed by Sam Bowman with 50 and Sarah Ronnebaum with 65.The team closes out their season with an invitational match at Cricket Ridge golf course on Saturday morning.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Pam Moorman.last_img read more

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Davy Russell yet to set return date

first_img Russell, who has been sidelined since suffering a broken arm and a broken foot in a fall at Cork on August 30, was due to make his comeback at Clonmel last Thursday. However, he was unable to take up his three booked rides due to a problem with paperwork and also missed the action over the weekend. He will also not ride at Fairyhouse on Wednesday. He said: “I won’t be back (at Fairyhouse). The paperwork hasn’t been sorted yet and I’m not sure when I’ll be back. “Hopefully it won’t be long. I’m ready to rock and roll.” Dual Irish champion jockey Davy Russell remains unsure when he will return to competitive action.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News IPL 2019 auction: 346 players to go under the hammer

first_imgNew Delhi: The final list of players for the upcoming 2019 Indian Premier League auctions which will be held in Jaipur on December 18 and 19 has been shortlisted. From an initial pool of 1003 players, 346 will be in the final list of the auction. Out of the 346, 213 players will have a base price of Rs 20 lakhs while a total of 38 players will be in the elite base price range of Rs 1 crore to 2 crore. The event will see cricketers from nine states – Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puducherry register for the first time in history and this auction will be a showcase in the depth of talent available in the Indian cricket team. A total of 70 spots are vacant for the next season of the IPL.A total of 232 players are from overseas and out of that, the maximum number is from South Africa with 59. Australia is next with 35 players followed by the West Indies with 33. Afghanistan has 27 players registered for the auction. No Indian players are in the Rs 2 crore base price while only nine players, all of them overseas are in the elite base price range.Read More | IPL 2019 auction: No Indian player in Rs 2-crore club, Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch opt outOut of the nine players, the franchisees might be tempted to get England all-rounder Sam Curran in the side. Curran was one of the stand-out players in the recent series against India which England won 4-1. His timely contributions with the bat lower down the order, combined with his wicket-taking ability, make him a valuable asset. Apart from Curran, the other notable name in the Rs 2-crore list is Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga. Malinga, who has played for Mumbai Indians, was not retained by the side in the last couple of seasons but last year, he was the bowling mentor of the side.Read More | IPL 2019 squads: Who is in and Who is out in all the franchises ahead of auction – An explainerJaydev Unadkat, who became the highest Indian to be bid in the auction last year with Rs 11.4 crore, has the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore. The other big names in the list like Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Shami are priced at Rs 1 crore.Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel are the others in the Rs 1 crore list while Ishant Sharma is priced at Rs 75 lakhs.Cricket Australia announced that most of the players will miss close to two-three weeks in the Indian Premier League as they had to prepare for the World Cup. This has resulted in names like Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch opting out of the auction. Maxwell was part of the Delhi Daredevils side, now renamed as Delhi Capitals while Finch was part of the Kings XI Punjab side. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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BCB pays tribute to former president D. Somwaru –

first_img… Albion Open defeat Chesney by six wickets to lift Somwaru Tribute trophy “SINCE I was elected president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), I have worked very hard to heal wounds, to build bridges of friendship and to create an atmosphere of unity in Berbice cricket.Every one of us must sing from the same Hymnal and there must be “us” no “them”. Mr. Somwaru has been an outstanding servant of Berbice cricket and today he has been honoured as such”. Those were the words of BCB president Hilbert Foster at a special presentation ceremony for his predecessor Mr. D. Somwaru at the Chesney Cricket Ground.Foster defeated Somwaru on the 18th February, 2018 by two votes at a High Court ordered Election to become president of the Board. Since then, Foster has reached out to the majority of those who had voted against him. Some of them are now actively involved in his administration while others are very cooperative in getting work of the Board done.Former BCB president D. Somwaru hands over the Somwaru Tribute Trophy to the Albion Open Captain”.Foster had stated on numerous occasions that his Roman Catholic belief does not allow him to hold ill will against anyone and that he wanted to have all hands on deck to develop Berbice cricket.He described the former BCB President as a close friend for close to three decades and despite a few moments of disagreements, that friendship is still strong today. The BCB president organised a Four Team Tournament at Somwaru’s home ground, Chesney as part of the Board’s Tribute to Heroes Programme. In the first round of matches, Chesney Cricket Club defeated Toopoo Cricket Club while Albion Open Cricket Club got passed Jai Hind Cricket Club by 3 runs.The Final was played on Sunday last with Albion Open Cricket Club defeating the favourites Chesney Cricket Club by six wickets to win their first ever BCB Tournament. Playing infront of a fair sizeed crowd, Chesney were restricted to 111 all out from their twenty overs with Safraz Khan top scoring with 27 not out. Z. Zakeer was the chief destroyer with 5 for 10. In reply, Albion Open reached 112 for 4 from 17.5 overs as Chesney Cricket Club bowled and fielded poorly. P. Baldeo stroked an aggressive 54, which included three sixes and four boundaries. Andy Naidu supported with 24 as the pair added a crucial 75 runs for the second wicket.Baldeo was named Man of the Final and received a special gift and trophy. Albion Open Cricket Club carried home the Winners’ Trophy, a box of cricket balls while both teams received a large amount of educational materials to be distributed to students in their Villages.Albion Open also benefitted from a donation of a five gallon water pitcher. The Berbice Cricket Board presented two special gifts to its former president along with a framed Certificate of Excellence. Foster called on Somwaru to share his vast experiences with the younger generation of cricket administrators and wished him good health in the future,Somwaru in an invited comment expressed his appreciation to the BCB and Foster for the welcomed gesture. He wished the Board more successes in the future and joined Foster in urging all cricket leaders to work together as a collective unit. All of the trophies and prizes for the Tournament were sponsored by the Berbice Cricket Board and the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS.last_img read more

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Syracuse struggles defending Boston College’s Matt Milon and Dennis Clifford but still gets win

first_img Related Stories Syracuse hits 16-of-18 free throws for insurance in win against Boston CollegeStorify: Syracuse community reacts to win against Boston CollegeMalachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon key 2nd-half run that propels Syracuse to victory over BCGrade Syracuse’s performance against Boston College and vote for the player of the game CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Matt Milon was wide open on the right wing as Sammy Barnes-Thompkins pushed Boston College in transition. Milon was open despite making his first three 3-pointers and his four attempts from the field.With his feet set, his 3-pointer swished in, giving him his 18th point of the first half against Syracuse, and setting a new career high.“Milon’s a deadly shooter. They did a good job finding him, and we just didn’t in the first half,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I don’t like to see him out there against us.”Milon scored 20 points in the first half to keep the Eagles in striking distance. He finished with 25 points on the day and shot 8-of-12. When the Orange extended the zone to combat his shooting ability, it opened up scoring for BC big man Dennis Clifford, whose 16 points were three shy of a career high. But in the end, Syracuse’s imperfect defense and Boston College’s (7-18, 0-12 Atlantic Coast) ability to execute weren’t enough to tilt the final score in a 75-61 Syracuse (18-8, 8-5) win on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.Milon didn’t score for the first six minutes of the game, but then scored 11 straight and 18 of the next 20 points for the Eagles. His run helped close a 10-point SU lead down to just one.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was very surprising,” Malachi Richardson said. “We knew he was a shooter but we didn’t think he would go off like that.”Syracuse did a good job of closing out on Milon after the break, but Clifford scored 10 points after halftime partly because of poor rotations, and partly because the focus was elsewhere.The Eagles got their first and only lead of the second half, when he went up for an and-one with 15:44 left and came down pumping his fist in the direction of his bench.But the lead for BC was only temporary. Clifford could only provide inside scoring and Syracuse was hitting on all cylinders from deep. The Orange made 8-of-10 from behind the arc, and Milon and Clifford’s impressive performances only amounted to individual achievements.“We were so concerned about their 3-point shooters, we probably extended a little bit,” Boeheim said. “If we’re scoring, we’re going to give up a 2, and we’ve got to take away the 3s. They can’t catch us if we take away the 3s.” Comments Published on February 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Return of the Enforcer!

first_img Share David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 Related Articles Share David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead June 4, 2020 StumbleUponcenter_img David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know… May 1, 2020 David CliftonSome of you may remember “The Enforcer”, the third in the Dirty Harry film series, starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan. The critic’s reviews were initially poor – Eastwood was named “Worst Actor of the Year” by the Harvard Lampoon – but the film was a major commercial success.Now, 41 years later, Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, steps forward to make the role of “Enforcer” very much her own, albeit in a style, I should make clear, that bears no resemblance whatsoever to that adopted by Dirty Harry! You have an opportunity to publish your own critical review by responding to the Commission’s latest consultation “Changes to our enforcement strategy: putting the consumer first”, that was published on 26 January.Both the consultation paper and the Commission’s consultation responses template can be accessed via our website at http://cliftondavies.com/gambling-commission-publishes-enforcement-strategy-consultation/ Responses should be sent by post to the Commission or by email to consultation@gamblingcommission.gov.uk so that they are received by 21 April 2017.According to the Commission, the consultation paper sets out the its proposals for “a new vision for [its] enforcement action which will guide how [it uses its] powers” and “emphasises [its] expectations that gambling businesses put consumers first, and sets out proposals for credible deterrence”.It is driven by the Commission’s new enforcement mission statement, that sets out its reinforced focus on protection of consumers and the general public and Its intention to improve standards across the industry by:driving a consumer-first culture,improving compliance with the licensing objectives,reducing gambling related harm anddeterring operators from behaving in a way which is inconsistent with these goals.Sarah Harrison gave due warning of all of this in her “Raising Standards” conference speech in November 2016, when she said: “One of the principles in the Commission’s existing statement for licensing and regulation is a preference for pursuing compliance through means that stop short of a licence review, in favour of a regulatory settlement. We propose to remove this bias in favour of settlement. We will put access to all tools, including licence review (both of the operator and personal management licences), on an equal footing”.What is abundantly clear from the consultation is that the Commission has completely reappraised its approach to enforcement in line with its intention to:place a renewed focus on consumers,put access to all of its enforcement tools on the same footing,emphasise to licensees the importance of timeliness and speed on their part during enforcement proceedings,impose higher penalties for breaches, particularly where the Commission sees systemic and repeated failings,give credit, in the form of reduced financial penalties, where licensees co-operate and make early admissions andtreat repeat behaviour by licensees and within the industry, as a significant aggravating factor at the enforcement stage.Included as annexes to the consultation document are the key changes that the Commission proposes to make to its:Statement of principles for licensing and regulation,Licensing, compliance and enforcement, policy statement andStatement of principle for determining financial penalties.and it has also produced a new document called “Indicative sanctions guidance”, in which it sets out a framework for decision-making about regulatory enforcement and the sanctions that might follow.It’s quite clear that Sarah Harrison is prepared to come out with all guns blazing. Describing the consultation to delegates at the World Regulatory Briefing on 7 February, she said that the new enforcement strategy “represents the strongest message from the Commission of our determination to use all our powers, as Parliament intended, to protect consumers and safeguard the integrity of the market”.However, she also said in her “Raising Standards” speech that “operators who spot an issue, declare it to [the Commission], implement a quick and effective improvement plan, focussed on preventing reoccurrence, and who make redress to consumers, should be credited. In this instance, we would certainly consider resolution through settlement rather than licence review”.Such an approach was adopted last month by Isle of Man based (but Gambling Commission licensed) betting operators TGP Europe Limited and Fesuge Limited who:promoted bonus offers during the Cheltenham festival last March for new sign-ups and for existing customers,assessed that a large number of bets had been placed in contravention of clause 15.2 of their terms that provided that “in the event that we suspect that you or any other player is abusing or attempting to abuse a bonus or other promotion, or is likely to benefit through such abuse we may block, deny or suspend, withhold or cancel the account of any such player, including your account if we determine that you are involved in such”,decided to suspend over 5,000 accounts (resulting in a very large number of complaints to both the Commission and IBAS) andnotified the Commission, via a key event submission, of their concerns relating to suspected bonus abuse and that they had suspended players accounts.TGP and Fesuge co-operated with the Commission, acknowledging that their handling of the matter had been inefficient and accepting that their terms were unfair (being unclear and ambiguous) and did not provide a clear definition of bonus abuse. They identified serious shortcomings in their original assessment and acted promptly, after the initial suspension on withdrawals, and began to release funds to affected customers on a case-by-case basis.Accordingly, although the Commission found that there had been breaches of licence condition 7.1.1B (General ‘fair and open’ provisions) as well as Social Responsibility code provision 5.1.1.1a (Rewards and bonuses), it agreed to conclude the matter by way of a voluntary settlement, pre-empting the need for commencement of a formal licence review.The settlement was on the following terms:agreement by the operators to the publication of a public statement outlining their failings for industry and wider learning,changes to their terms in order to address the failings identified, including providing clearer information about the definition of “bonus abuse”,implementation of a wide package of measures to improve compliance in this area including, but not limited to:engaging a firm of solicitors to undertake a full review of terms to ensure compliance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015,appointing an Operations Manager based in the Isle of Man to oversee changes to their processes and controls,improving anti-fraud processes and staff training andchanges in their business structures, Submit agreement to contribute £7,000 to the Commission’s costs of investigating the matter.The Commission has said that it considers that operators should learn from this case and:take a proactive approach in assessing their policies and procedures to ensure that the terms and conditions of their bonus promotions are fair and that consumers can easily understand those terms, andact quickly when evidence of consumer detriment is identified, especially in response to complaints.Operators should take note before The Enforcer comes calling!________________David Clifton – Director – Clifton Davies Consultancy Limitedlast_img read more

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LA Lakers’ Byron Scott recalls Kobe Bryant playing through injured right shoulder vs. New Orleans

first_imgScott then reported that Lakers trainer Gary Vitti quickly said, “No, get him out.” So Bryant sat with 4:15 remaining in the third quarter to ice his shoulder. “When I tore it, it wasn’t like the Achilles where I knew I was finished,” Bryant said, referring to his injury in 2013 that sidelined him for eight months. “I thought I can still give it a go. I was trying to search where the pain was coming from. When I can find where the pain is coming from, then I can just not do that. I couldn’t find it. So I felt like I could play and I went out there shooting.”But he was not shooting with his right hand. After entering the game with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Bryant discovered he could not use his right shoulder. So Bryant used his left hand on a turnaround jumper and two hook shots. After Bryant airballed his second left hook attempt, Vitti advised Scott to take Bryant out. Afterward, the Lakers determined that Bryant had aggravated his shoulder, but would need to be re-evaluated the following day in San Antonio. Bryant expressed confidence he would not miss any games. But Bryant admitted he thought something different privately.“It just killed me. I couldn’t feel my shoulder,” Bryant said. “When I went back there again and couldn’t move my arm and took a left-handed jump shot, that’s when I knew it was something serious.” NEW ORLEANS >> This city conjured up more memories for Lakers coach Byron Scott beyond the tasty seafood, the festive jazz music, his initial success here and his unceremonious firing. But this hardly marked a joyful moment.With Kobe Bryant playing in the Lakers’ 99-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at Smoothie King Center, Bryant posted 27 points on 10-of-24 shooting and 12 rebounds, so he could “exercise his demons.” Bot Bryant and Scott remembered vividly Bryant tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder here about a year ago. Before realizing he needed season-ending surgery, Bryant tried to play through his injury. On Jan. 21, 2015, Bryant drove past Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham along the baseline and finished with a dunk. Bryant soon grabbed his right shoulder and believed he just suffered a stinger.“ ‘My shoulder is a little messed up, but I have my left hand,’ ” Scott remembered Bryant saying. “ ‘I have another hand.’ With how tough he is, he said, ‘I’m good.’ ” The Lakers determined he needed season-ending surgery after playing only 35 games in the 2014-15 season. Yet, Bryant did not have surgery until a week later so he could explore various medical options. Bryant remembered feeling “confused” since Dr. Neal ElAttrache still informed him that his right arm “was strong.”Hence, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak informed Scott about Bryant doing something peculiar at the team’s practice facility.“Mitch called me and said, ‘I’m looking at Kobe down there and he’s shooting jump shots,’ ” Scott said. “Mitch goes out and sees him and Kobe is looking at him like, ‘See? I can play’ without saying it.”But Bryant said plenty about it on Thursday.“I was shooting the ball from deep comfortable and it felt fine,” Bryant said. “The muscles that were around the area were really strong. It was covering up the injury. This injury has been going on for five years and it just got progressively worse. When (ElAttrache) did the strength test on my arms, they were still strong. But he said, ‘If you keep playing, there will be serious damage to it.”When the Lakers’ training staff determined that Bryant would need to rehab his shoulder between six to nine months, Scott said that Bryant predicted he could return in five months. That prompted Scott to laugh about Bryant’s competitive nature. But it was hardly a laughing matter when Bryant injured his shoulder and realized his skill and pain threshold could not overcome his latest setback. After all, Scott had expressed remorse that playing Bryant an average of 34.5 minutes per game could have contributed to his injury, an issue both Bryant and the Lakers downplayed.“It catches up to you. You can will yourself to a point where there is no will you have in you because your body is telling you, ‘No you can’t,’ ” Scott said. “With him, that’s been his mental capacity: ‘I’m never hurt.’ ” A rising starThe progression of Jordan Clarkson took another turn. The Lakers’ second-year guard will compete in NBA’s All-Star skills challenge in Toronto on Feb. 13. The NBA described the competition as a “three-round, obstacle-course competition that tests dribbling, passing agility and 3-point-shooting skills.”Clarkson will also play with Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell in the NBA’s rookie-sophomore game, as well as judge the NBA Development League’s dunk contest.“That’s good. You still want to have an eye on getting into the big contest,” Scott said of Clarkson. “Him being there around so many great players hopefully gives him admiration to want to get better next year to be an All-Star one of these days.”A swag momentFinally, something happened to Nick Young that made him smile. After missing six games last month so Scott could develop rookie forward Anthony Brown, Young posted an efficient 11 points on a 2-of-3 clip and 6-of-6 mark from the foul line in 16 minutes against New Orleans.“Knowing I might get in,” Young said, “I try to stay ready to get out there.”But nothing prepared Young for what happened afterwards. Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell jokingly sprayed deodorant in Young’s face during his postgame interview.“I told them they’re still a little younger and they’re finally learning how to use deodorant,” Young joked. “It was just everywhere. I’m going to get him. Believe it. You got to get them. They’re too confident right now.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Pearson: ‘Leicester aren’t out of the woods yet!’

first_imgLeicester City boss Nigel Pearson is adamant there is still work to be done in his side’s quest to avoid Premier League relegation, despite a 1-0 win over Burnley lifting them out of the bottom three.Jamie Vardy scored the only goal in a tense encounter at Turf Moor and Nigel Pearson’s side had Kasper Schmeichel’s post to thank as Burnley midfielder Matt Taylor’s penalty struck the woodwork.Leapfrogging Sunderland into 17th place, the Foxes took the lead just sixty seconds after Taylor’s missed penalty on a swift counter-attack.Vardy’s third goal in five games was enough to seal a vital three points, and a fourth consecutive victory, to lift the side out of danger, but boss Pearson is refusing to get carried away,“To win four on the trot is clearly a good achievement but I am always aware of the fact people may start feeling the emphasis of our pressure has changed and that is a bit of nonsense,” he said following the win.“With five games to go it is important to keep our fate in our hands, that is key, so we have a lot of difficult games to play.“If people are altering their opinion as to how the bottom of the table is looking it is important we stay focused on our own games.”Pearson admitted the bottom-of-the-table clash lacked top flight quality, though the Foxes manager praised his side’s tenacity to see out the win.He added: “Two sides who are in the situation they are in want to win the game but there was also that fear of losing it so I think that impacted the quality of it.“I can’t sit here and say our performance was such we would win the game but you have to make the most of the situation as it develops.“We defended with spirit and the result is a damn sight more important than the performance.“At this stage of the season it is about getting the right results.”last_img read more

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